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The national crew & facilities database lists thousands of crew and facility companies based outside Greater London. From runners to riggers, honeywagons to hairdressers, caterers to camera operators, the service puts productions in touch with people working in every English region across all genres of production.

In addition to the crew database, we also offer a free bespoke service, including advice and guidance, and post out film and TV jobs to the crew database and through our Twitter feed @CEnglandprodn.

Productions that have used the crewing service over the last six months include Peaky Blinders, Trollied, Scott & Bailey, Spooks – The Greater Good, Utopia, Testament of Youth as well as numerous documentaries, commercials and music promos.

In the last financial year the Production Services team supported a record £80.5million of location filming incorporating nearly 1000 productions, including 95 features films and 89 TV dramas, shooting across England.

So if you're trying to find a job in film or TV or looking for crew or facilties for your shoot, why not register on the database.

If you are planning to film in one of the other UK nations or in London and would like to review crew local to these areas please visit Wales ScreenCreative ScotlandNorthern Ireland Screen and Film London.

Search for Crew & Facilities

To find crew or facilities search our extensive and ever-growing database.

You will need to complete a short registration form for access. The information collected enables us to track production across the English regions and deliver this service free of charge.

If you can't find what you're looking for, the Production Services team can provide comprehensive support and specialist local expertise, liaising with regional and national partners.

Register

You can register as crew, a facility, a production company or a studio on our database for free. You can also upload a CV, edit your availability and link to images and videos.

We are only able to accept registrations from people or companies based in the English regions, outside London. For London based crew, please contact Film London.

A wide range of the UK production sector uses the database and we send out regular job alerts to registered users. Whether you are an experienced professional or new entrant, an established business or start-up company, we welcome all registrations.

Once registered, you can amend your entry, update your availability, CV or contact details using the button in the section below.

Register as Crew, Facility, Studio or Production Company

Amend Your Entry

Click the button below amend your entry, update your availability, CV or contact details. 

For all entry queries please contact Nicky Ball.

Lining Up

Lining Up is a new professional development programme for UK Line Producers to increase their skills, knowledge and contacts, and improve work opportunities with productions from London and overseas. It seeks to address barriers that they can face when ‘stepping up’ to compete in a national and international marketplace.

Combining intensive workshops, peer support and high-level networking, Lining Up will take place between October 2015 and February 2016, with support offered at two levels:

STRAND A 

For up to 8 Line Producers based in the English regions.

  • An intensive 4-day UK residential ‘step-up’ course (12-15/10/15), with sessions delivered by highly experienced Line Producers, representatives from production companies and Production Guild, and international contributors - 2 days of which will be shared with Strand B participants.

Topics covered over the 4 days will include:

  • Stepping up your career: common challenges, especially in the regions
  • Negotiation skills, managing people, networking & self-pitching skills
  • Looking at higher-end budgets
  • Brief overview of tax credits & their impact on UK production
  • Introduction to US working practices & why it makes a difference to your employability
  • The barriers to overcome to get work from US productions
  • Introduction to US budgeting
  • What London productions want & expect from Line Producers?
  • How & where to identify contacts & opportunities?
  • Plus briefings on recent or upcoming changes in key topics at the time of delivery

A 1-day facilitated visit to a London studio (16/10/15) for further sessions and to meet key contacts in London production companies and hear first-hand about how to better promote oneself as a regionally-based Line Producer.

A group follow-up review and planning day (10/02/16) will also be offered - shared with Strand B participants.

STRAND B 

For up to 6 higher-level Line Producers from across the UK.

  • An intensive 2-day UK residential course (14-15/10/15) - shared with Strand A participants, see above, with content focusing on US production.
  • A 3-day facilitated visit to LA in partnership with BAFTA US (3-5/11/15 - TBC), for further sessions and to meet key contacts in US production companies. Activities, familiarisation and topics covered will include: Meeting Heads of Production or equivalent at US indies; Seeing studios & understanding difference of scale; Meeting US accountants; Visiting facilities houses to better understand their working practices.
  • A group follow-up review and planning day (10/02/16) will also be offered - shared with Strand A participants.

Participation Fees

Strand A - £450
Strand B - £650

Please note that accommodation & food are included in the fees and will be provided during the residential workshops. Travel & childcare bursaries will also be available.

Download a full set of guidelines. These are also available at the bottom of this page.

Applications for Lining Up have now closed.

If you have any queries about Lining Up, please contact: jude.lister@creativeengland.co.uk

Lining Up is supported by Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, which is funded by the BFI with National Lottery funds, through the Skills Investment Fund.

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BAFTA Crew

BAFTA Crew is a major new skills development and networking programme for experienced craft and technical crew working in film and television in England. Run by The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), and supported by Skillset Craft and Technical Skills Academy and Creative England, the programme supports over 200 crew.

BAFTA Crew is designed to develop the film production skills and contacts of crew across England, with the ultimate aim of supporting the production infrastructure and developing ‘below-the-line' talent outside of the capital.

Successful BAFTA Crew are based in the English regions outside London and represent craft areas including production design, camera, sound and visual effects, costume, hair and make-up, editing and production management.

The initiative includes live and online masterclasses delivered by film industry professionals drawn from BAFTA's highly successful pool of winners, nominees and members. They are hosted at BAFTA Crew partner venues across England. Speakers in the past year have included Production Designer Andy Nicholson (Gravity), Editor Mark Sanger (Gravity) and Production Sound Mixer Ray Beckett (Zero Dark Thirty, The Hurt Locker).

Tickets are also available to the public via the venues hosting the masterclasses. Full details of our BAFTA Crew activities can be found on our events page.

Further information on the programme, including a full list of BAFTA crew members, is available here.